With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Market players from all sides agree there is room for everyone in the rapidly expanding connected home space, but will that change?
August 1, 2017
Many describe 2016 as a “pivot point” in the connected home space. While not yet out of the tall weeds, there are signs of organization and cooperation all around.
The 2013 Alberta flood was a catastrophic event, causing more than $5 billion worth of damage to the region; many say that it was the worst flood in Alberta’s history. The incident left countless homes devastated. After one Calgary resident assessed his home’s extreme water damage, he chose to rebuild, turning to local technology integration firm K&M Systems to reconstruct his home automation system around a new ELAN controller.
On Thursday, April 21, Sight & Sound Systems, featured on the August 2015 SDM cover story about working with builders, held its fourth annual event called “A Taste of Technology.” Sight & Sound President Kris Kaymanesh started the event as a way to educate builders and other customers about security, home entertainment and other home automation solutions.
The Connected Security Expo at ISC West, sponsored by SIA, announced its conference advisory board, which is working together with show management to create content for the event’s first edition in April.
CEDIA has announced the 2016 volunteer board of directors. The board has three new directors: John Clancy, Ken Erdmann and Greg Margolis, and two re-elected directors: Michael Pope and Joe Whitaker. Additionally, the CEDIA board chose to appoint a new director, Jeremy Sweet, who will join the CEDIA board of directors for a one-year term to fill a vacated appointed position.
With approximately 20 percent penetration into homes, professionally monitored security systems that are now interactive and connected have a lot of room to grow — but many others also seek this opportunity. Read more stories in August Issue 2017.